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Saint Macarten Bishop

Reposed 506 Remembered March 22

St Macarten was a convert who became a colleague of St Patrick and is said to have been made first bishop of Clogher Co Tyrone. A reliquary called the ’Great Shrine of Saint MacCairthinn’ was made for his relics and for a relic of the True Cross. It is now in the National Museum. There are 2 early crosses in the churchyard.

Cross 1

Cross 2

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